success it's going to require the help of the american people. it's going to require all of you. if we're going to change things it's going to take a wave of americans, mothers, and fathers, daughter, and sons, pastors, law enforcement, mental health professionals, and, yes, gun owners, standing up and saying, enough on behalf of our kids. and it will take commitment and compromise, and most of all it will take courage. but if those of us who were sent here to serve the public trust can summon even one tiny iota of the courage those teachers, that principal in newtown summoned on friday, if cooperation and common-sense prevail, then i'm convinced we can make a sensible, intelligent way to make the united states of america a safer and stronger place for our children to learn and to grow.